Pivotal Cloud Foundry going serverless soon

In the latest news from the world of cloud computing, the Pivotal Cloud Foundry will soon embrace server-less technology. A fixed release date for the product, which will be known as Pivotal Function Services, has not been established – but it should be early next year.

In the world of serverless computing things usually take place in an on-demand manner – in other words, they respond to an event. You might already be familiar with other services in this field such as Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda. Other firms that operate in the same market include Microsoft with its Azure Functions and Google with Cloud Functions.

Pivotal Function Service forms part of the firm’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0 release. The company’s cloud platform can be utilised by users in both private as well as public clouds. This groundbreaking technology has a lot of interesting features, some of which include:

  • Developers are able to set an activity in motion based on data transmitted either by messaging systems such as RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka, or by users themselves.
  • Functions are constructed based on minute code snippets, which can then be executed by the system in response to events.
  • Using the integrated Kubernetes container orchestration platform, it is also possible to deploy containers.
  • The system supports development in a number of different computer languages, including Node.js and Java.

The whole platform is structured around a framework which according to Pivotal will be open source and which it intends to launch during the next few weeks.